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Pressy Is Your Android Phone’s Physical External Customizable Button You’ve Been Waiting For

Touchscreens seem to have banished most physical keys on phones and tablets, but if you’re missing the buttons on your phone, check out the Pressy project that will give you back some buttons, but only on Android, at least for now.

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Pressy is a hardware button that plugs into your headphone jack and it can trigger a number of customizable functions. This could mean a shortcut to directly snap a photo and upload it to your favorite social network. This is done thanks to the free Pressy app, which will allow a number of shortcuts to be created. If you’re using your headphone jack, you can use a small key chain housing. A button on your headphones then doubles as a the Pressy key.

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Pressy was launched as part of a Kickstarter crowdfunding project. You’ll have to pledge $17 to get yours. With 45 days of funding left, they’ve already amassed over $180,000 in funding, so it will definitely be made.

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[via Techcrunch]

Augmented Reality Glasses Are The New Interface: The Matrix Is Here

Augmented reality systems promise to populate the world with information, viewable through special glasses. While most people are waiting to see what pops out of Google Glass, there are many other companies working on these systems.

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Neurons Linked to Overeating Also Linked to Cocaine Use

A lean animal and a control were both exposed to a novelty item (center). The lean animal spent more time exploring the novelty, as shown by the higher concentration of yellow in the slide. Credit: Yale School of Medicine

A lean animal and a control were both exposed to a novelty item (center). The lean animal spent more time exploring the novelty, as shown by the higher concentration of yellow in the slide. Credit: Yale School of Medicine

Scientists at Yale School of Medicine have shown that the neurons used to control appetites are also linked to an appetite for drug use like cocaine.

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Eta Carina Nebula Imaged with 268-Megapixel Camera

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Eta Carina Nebula. Credit: ESO

The Eta Carina Nebula (NGC 3372) surrounds several open clusters of stars, including Eta Carinae and HD 93129A, two of the most massive and luminous stars in the Milky Way. The Eta Carina Nebula lies between 6,500 and 10,000 light-years from Earth and appears in the constellation of Carina, in the Carina-Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way.

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Presence of Asteroid Belts & Gas Giants In Systems Key to Finding Extra-Solar Life

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Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech

According to the theory of punctuated equilibrium, evolution will go faster when life has to make rapid changes to survive in challenging environments. Life with an asteroid belt in system can be quite varied and dramatic. Multi-cellular life might need an asteroid belt to provide the right number of hits to spur on evolution.

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CommBot Is Your Wi-Fi Extending Robot!

Have you ever gotten annoyed at the range of your Wi-Fi network? There always seems to be a place in your house where Wi-Fi doesn’t really come in all that well. CommBot comes to the rescue, allowing you to extend the range of your Wi-Fi network, in a nice, compact package.

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Photojojo iPhone Rangefinder Case: For Real iPhoneotagraphers

There’s no doubt that the iPhone will continue to eat into the point-and-shoot camera market segment, just because it simply takes decent photos and you probably already have it on your pretty much anywhere you go. The iPhone Rangefinder case from Photojojo takes it to the next level, thanks to the shutter button and other features.

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